At the Center
Hear a firsthand account of the violent 1910 Columbus streetcar strike, see the famous Adena Pipe and more ancient artifacts, explore an 1860s town and give forgotten Civil War veterans the honor they deserve, all in coming weeks at the Ohio History Center.
Visit the Ohio History Center in coming weeks and enjoy the following programs free with museum admission. Questions? Call 800.686.6124.
Through Sept. 2, except July 4
Summer Fun in Ohio Village
Visit our recreated Civil War-era community. Activities and events change daily, so there's always something new to discover.
Saturdays at Noon and Sundays at 3 p.m.
Controversy 2 Exhibit Tour
Sunday, July 1, 1 and 2:30 p.m.
1860s Base Ball: Ohio Village Muffins vs. Tippecanoe Canal Jumpers
Sunday, July 1, 2 p.m.
Small Talks: Johnston Farm & Indian Agency in the War of 1812 and the Civil War
Learn about Piqua's Johnston Farm, home of federal Indian agent John Johnston from 1812-1829, and its role in two wars, with Andy Hite of Johnston Farm & Indian Agency.
Saturdays July 7, 14, 21 and 28, 1 and 3 p.m.
Echoes in Time Theatre: Reminiscences of a Civil War Topographer
Listen as a topographer portrayed by Robert Merkel tells how the Civil War caught Army engineers without adequate maps, unprepared to move 70,000-100,000 troops 20 miles a day.
Saturdays July 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2 p.m.
Ohio Village Tours
Step back in time on a guided tour of an Ohio town of the Civil War years and learn how the war affected life on the home front.
Sunday, July 8, 2 p.m.
Following in Ancient Footsteps Exhibit Tour
Saturday, July 21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Military Appreciation Day at the Ohio History Center and Ohio Village
Attend a free 10 a.m. ceremony at Columbus's Green Lawn Cemetery honoring more than two dozen Civil War veterans whose previously unmarked graves are now identified with headstones thanks to the efforts of our Ohio History Service Corps and the U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs, then head to the Ohio History Center and Ohio Village for Military Appreciation Day, featuring a Civil War encampment at Ohio Village, a picnic remembering those who served in the U.S. Colored Troops, a one-day-only display of Ohio National Guard uniforms over the years, plus the exhibits Over Here, Over There, comprising hundreds of mementos from many wars and The War of 1812: Ohio on the Front Line, a new exhibit opening July 4. Active-duty service members and their families enjoy free admission July 21. Other service members enjoy half-price admission July 21 as do visitors with July 21 half-price vouchers available in select Columbus neighborhood centers. Questions? Call 800.686.6124 or 614.297.2662
Sundays, July 22 and Aug. 12, 2 p.m.
The Columbus Streetcar Strike
Hear a first-person account of how the 1910 Columbus streetcar strike, one of the most violent against a public utility, affected the lives of central Ohioans and see a vintage horse-drawn Columbus streetcar in the museum.
The silent movie Dangerous Stunts (July 8 and 22) listed among upcoming events at the Ohio History Center on page 7 in the May/June 2012 issue of the Ohio Historical Society membership newsletter Echoes has been canceled.
More Upcoming Programs
Call the number after each program below to register for these Ohio History Center events in coming weeks.
Saturday, July 14, 10 a.m.-Noon
Newspaper Research for Genealogists
Old newspapers can yield bits of family history in birth, death and marriage announcements; legal notices; estate, land and tax information; and community 'gossip' columns. Get strategies for searching old newspapers in our big collection at the Ohio History Center and online through the Chronicling America website. $20, $15/Ohio Historical Society member, advance registration required. 614.297.2510. Click here to register online.
Saturday, July 21, 10 a.m.-Noon
Putting the Clues Together: Learning More About Your Family Photographs
Learn to sharpen your observation skills and date your 19th- and early 20th-century family photographs. Plan to bring a vintage family photo or two of your own. $20, $15/Ohio Historical Society member, advance registration required. 614.297.2510. Click here to register online.
See these exhibits and others plus permanent exhibits on Ohio history and natural history, all free with Ohio History Center museum admission:
Controversy 2: Pieces We Don't Talk About
Following in Ancient Footsteps
Over Here, Over There
Discover why we fight, how war changes us and how we remember, through hundreds of war mementos.
Follow the Flag
See real Civil War battle flags.
Connecting to Your History
Explore and share family history.
Buildings, Places & Spaces
Learn about using the past to shape the future by preserving historic places and capitalizing on local history.
Vistas and Visions of Labor
See striking black-and-white photographs of early 20th-century Ohioans at work.
Starting July 4
The War of 1812: Ohio on the Front Line
Ohio has always played an important role in supporting America's war efforts but only rarely have the battlefields been close to home. During the War of 1812, Ohio was the site of some of the most significant battles. This exhibit will include artifacts and archival materials showcasing Ohio's pivotal place and telling the stories of individual soldiers. July 4 through Dec. 30, 2012.
Ohio History Center Museum Hours and Admission
The Ohio History Center museum is now open five days a week: Wednesdays-Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays noon-5 p.m. Ohio History Center museum admission is $10/adult; $9/senior (age 60+); $5/youth (ages 6-12); Free/Ohio Historical Society member; Free/child (age 5 and under).
The Ohio History Center's third floor research room -- a great place to do genealogy or history research -- is open four days a week: Wednesdays-Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Research Room is closed Sundays-Tuesdays.
Special July 4 Hours
The Ohio History Center museum is open Wednesday, July 4, from noon-5 p.m. Ohio Village hosts the annual Glorious Fourth Old-Fashioned Independence Day on July 4 from noon-5 p.m., a Signature Event with special hours and pricing. Click here for details.
Click here for more information about visiting the Ohio History Center or call 800.686.6124